Past Events

  • 2016 Apr 28

    Opening of the II Art Exhibit "Spain"

    Location: 

    Real Colegio Complutense
    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    You are invited to the opening of the Real Colegio Complutense II Arts Exhibit, Themed "Spain", that will be held at the Real Colegio Complutense next April 28th at 6pm.

  • 2017 Apr 22

    Latin American Conference: Moving Beyond the Crossroads: How can Latin America overcome its old and new challenges?

    Location: 

    Harvard Kennedy School Littauer building 1st floor 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
    9:00am

    RCC is pleased to announce the Latin American Conference 2017 on “Moving Beyond the Crossroads: How can Latin America overcome its old and new challenges?”

    The 2017 Latin American Conference is the fourth conference organized by Latin American students at the Harvard Kennedy School. It seeks to create awareness about the policies, experiences, and opportunities for future growth and development in the region.

  • 2017 Apr 18

    Learning about a DOE (Department of Energy) in Spain. A world-class institution to collaborate with?

    Location: 

    RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA
    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    RCC is pleased to announce this talk, a presentation of CIEMAT, a kind of Spanish DOE with a wide set of experimental facilities and top level researchers. CIEMAT ’s main research focus is energy, but its researchers also tackle other disciplines such as the environment, technology, high energy physics, and medicine, where there are strong relationships with American institutions and companies.

  • 2017 Apr 14

    The European Commission vs Apple. Should have Brussels intervened?

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA. Room WCC 3016
    12:00pm to 1:15pm

    The European Commission concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to Apple. This is illegal under EU state aid rules, because it allowed Apple to pay substantially less tax than other businesses. The Commission can order recovery of illegal state aid for a ten-year period preceding the Commission's first request for information in 2013. Ireland must now recover the unpaid taxes in Ireland from Apple for the years 2003 to 2014 of up to €13 billion, plus interest. In fact, the tax treatment in Ireland enabled Apple to avoid taxation on almost all profits generated by sales of Apple products in the entire EU Single Market. This is due to Apple's decision to record all sales in Ireland rather than in the countries where the products were sold. This structure is however outside the remit of EU state aid control. If other countries were to require Apple to pay more tax on profits of the two companies over the same period under their national taxation rules, this would reduce the amount to be recovered by Ireland.

  • 2017 Apr 12

    RCC Chemistry Panel: Advanced Computational Methods for the Discovery of High-Performance Organic Semiconductors

    Location: 

    RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA
    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    The recent development of new materials based on organic semiconductor compounds shows a great promise in a wide range of advanced applications. For instance, new organic photovoltaic (OPV) materials constitute a very promising alternative for the development of highly efficient solar cells. Another relevant application is the design of new organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) for optoelectronic devices, such as high-resolution flat panel displays and lighting sources.

  • 2017 Apr 11

    Future of the Left Symposium: Perspectives from Political Leaders

    Location: 

    CES, 27 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA 02138, Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall
    2:15pm to 4:00pm

    Speakers: 

    • Joaquín Almunia, Chairman of the Center for European Studies (CEPS), Visiting Professor at the European Institute-London School of Economics, PSIA-Sciences Po and College of Europe-Natolin. Leader of the PSOE (1997-2000)
    • Georgios Kaminis, Mayor of Athens (2010 - Present)
    • Sławomir Sierakowski, Founder and Leader, Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique); Director, Institute for Advanced Study, Warsaw

  • 2017 Apr 07

    New Perspectives on Al-Andalus: Agents and Objects in the Field of Cultural Production

    Location: 

    RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA
    3:00pm to 8:00pm

    This symposium brings together a distinguished group of scholars working on signal aspects of the history, culture, and art of al-Andalus in order to offer an interdisciplinary forum of discussion that reflects on the current state of the field and helps trace new directions for future study. Speakers will present novel perspectives on significant historical figures such as Abd al-Rahman III, Al-Hakam II, Alfonso X, Ibn Hazm, and Al-Ghazali, as they engage with topics ranging from the political concept of restoration in the Caliphate of al-Andalus, the role of the intellectual in defining the exercise of power in the field of cultural production, to the operations of objects as agents in the context of the discourse of the gift from the tenth to the thirteenth centuries.

  • 2017 Apr 06

    The European Commission's White Paper on the Future of Europe: Leaders Must Decide

    Location: 

    CES, 27 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA 02138, Goldman Room, Busch Hall
    4:15pm to 6:00pm

    In his state of the Union speech in 2016, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, announced launching a White Paper on the Future of Europe, the Commission's contribution to the Summit of Rome of March 25, 2017. It presents five scenarios, planned as open and not exclusive: Carry-on, Nothing but the single market, Those who want more do more, Doing less more effectively, Doing much more together. The leaders of the four most relevant European countries: France, Germany, Italy and Spain, met in Versailles on March 6 and decided to deepen integration, including exclusively those members who have the political will to do so.

  • 2017 Apr 06

    Harvard University Herbaria Special Seminar - Plant Life In Extreme Habitats : A Geobotanical Overview On California Ultramafic (Serpentine) Flora And Vegetation

    Location: 

    HUH Seminar Room, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Ultramafic rocks are found worldwide, from Arctic to equatorial areas and extending into the southern hemisphere. Ultramafic areas are very well represented throughout the Pacific Northwest territories of North America. There is a great diversity of habitats found in ultramafic areas, and their soils support a highly valuable biodiversity.

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